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About the Senate

The Student Senate came about in the spring semester of 2002 with the ratifying of its Constitution. On May 3, 2002 the first Student Senate meeting was held in the Office of Student Life. Today, the Student Senate assembles for regular sessions on a biweekly basis and for emergency sessions as necessary.

The Student Senate is the main avenue of governance for the students. The Student Senate deals with pertinent issues that affect the day-to-day lives of students at The University of Scranton. The Senate is chaired by the Vice-President of Student Government who votes only in the case of a tie. The other Executive members of Student Government are the President, a non-voting member with veto authority, as well as the Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Communication, and Director of Technology, all of whom are non-voting members. The body of the Student Senate is made up of four representatives from each class, two commuter representatives, two off-campus representatives, three resident representatives, and one international representative for a total of 24 members.

There are five standing committees formed out of the Senate: Academic and Scholastic Affairs, Appropriations, Athletics and Programming, Campus Life and Dining Services, Safety, Justice, and Service. Proposed legislation is sent to the appropriate committee for research and development at the discretion of the Chair. The Executive Treasurer advises the Appropriations Committee. A Senator is appointed by the Executive Council to chair each of the committees.

Senators

Class of 2021

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Samantha Camilo

Major: International Business
Minor: Business Analytics
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Christopher Connolly (He/Him/His)

Major: Biology
Minor: Biochemistry
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Benjamin McFadden (He/Him/His)

Major: Political Science
Minor: History and Philosophy
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Ryan Schultze (He/Him/His)

Major: Accounting
Minor: Finance and Business Analytics

 

Class of 2022

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Conor Nealon (He/Him/His)

Major: Political Science and Strategic Communication
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James Peracchio

Major: Accounting and Finance 
Minor: Business Analytics
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Adrianna Smith (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Philosophy and Theology
Minor: Biochemistry
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Katie Villegas (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Biology
Concentration: Pre-Med

Class of 2023

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Clara Downey (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Political Science
Minor: Legal Studies

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Josephine Middleton (She/Her/Hers) 

Major: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
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Claire Sunday (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Theology and Philosophy
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Kathleen Wallace (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Philosophy

Class of 2024

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Jeremy Dickinson (He/Him/His)

Major: Nursing
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Caitlin Doughton (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Biology and Philosophy
Minor: Latin
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Thomas Elias (He/Him/His)

Major: Physics
Minor: Philosophy and Theology
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Michael Irving (He/Him/His)

Major: Biology
Residential
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Sinéad Girdusky (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Occupational Therapy
Minor: English
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Jacob Myers (He/Him/His)

Major: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
Minor: Philosophy
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Casey Welby (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Classical Languages and History
Minor: Italian and Art History 
Concentration: Legal Studies
Commuter
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Peter Bouraphael (He/Him/His)

Major: Electrical Engineering 

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Elisabeth "Bodo" Johnson (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Philosophy and Political Science 

Off-Campus
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Lauren Ryan (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Biology
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Nicolena Vega (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Finance and Marketing
International
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Gary Guinane (He/Him/His)

Major: Finance